San Francisco engineer uses Ponoko + Kickstarter to bring his laser cut product to market.
Designer Maiko Kuzunishi has earned a worldwide following with her range of beautiful eco-friendly and quirky laser cut clocks.
Engineering student Alexander Sarnowski makes & sells fully functional black powder cannons with laser cut timber.
Illustrator and designer Junichi Tsuneoka combines traditional woodworking techniques with laser cutting.
Dancer Donna Touch makes & sells custom aluminum laser cut feather fans.
Designer Charles Wade juggles graphic design, web development, social media, and his blocky laser cut robots.
Open hardware engineers Nwazet Inc use laser cutting for quick, cost-effective creation of custom electronic enclosures for profitable sale.
Product designer by day, Colin Francis spends his after hours creating laser cut leather goods & housewares.
LA-based design studio Alienology embraces the Ponoko high speed model to move rapidly from idea to product.
Artist and craftsman Brian Chan creates & sells fully functional musical instruments from laser cut bamboo.
Jewelry designer Mariko Carandang uses Ponoko to instantly keep up with growing demand.
Artist Jay Thomson streamlines the bow tie making process by selling acrylic laser cutting design templates.
Laser cutting and laser engraving are digital making methods available online from Ponoko direct from our making studio in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Laser cutting is a subtractive manufacturing technology that uses a high-power laser beam to cut flat-sheet materials. A computer directs this laser to follow the cutting line in your digital design. The high-precision laser vaporizes a cut line through the material, leaving a 90-degree high-quality cut-edge finish.
Laser engraving is similar, but instead of using the laser beam to cut through the material sheet, it engraves the material surface. Following the engraving line or area in your digital design, the laser vaporizes a thin layer of the material surface, exposing what lies beneath and leaving a burn mark that is more pronounced on more combustible materials like wood.
You can laser cut and engrave your designs using your very own personal factory.